The Ticker: Blitzer, Koppel, Spelling…

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> CNN’S Wolf Blitzer will anchor a one-hour special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Monday at 4pmET, Blitzer will guide viewers through the historic moments leading up to the moonwalk. And at 4:17pmET, the exact time of the lunar landing, Blitzer will speak with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

> Tonight on BBC World News America Contributing Analyst Ted Koppel offers his unique perspective on the controversy surrounding secret CIA plans for covert operations to assassinate senior al-Qaeda operatives.

> More NBCU synergy: next week, Tori Spelling, of Oxygen’s “Tori & Dean” will guest co-host the fourth hour of “Today” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. The 90210 star will sit on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for the vacationing Hoda Kotb.